A Prayer Book for the 21st Century

Author: John McQuiston II
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819225770
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For thousands of years men and women found meaning and a deep sense of belonging though faith in God. But today, traditional images of God (as an all-powerful father figure) and much standard prayer and worship language are no longer plausible for many believers. Yet the hunger to know – and communicate with – the Sacred in some form remains strong. In this unique prayer book John McQuiston, bestselling author of Always We Begin Again, provides morning and evening devotions for two weeks, plus complete Morning and Evening Prayer services, along with a Service of Commemoration for Our Union. All use a language for and about God that reflects contemporary understandings of God and God's actions in the universe. This pocket-sized devotional is an excellent resource for individuals and congregations who are seeking to worship in a language that acknowledges today's realities and theology. "I have faith that the whole of reality is God relating to God, That we are to God as a wave is to the sea. God is the thinker and the thought, The force of gravity, The wind on the waters, The process of change, The air we breathe, The water we drink, The bread we eat. God is the nameless origin of names, Acting in all that is, Evolving and unchanging, Uncreated, ultimate, unfathomable, From whom all things proceed, Of which all things are, To which all things return." --From A Prayer Book for the 21st Century

Leaps and Boundaries

Author: Paul Victor Marshall
Publisher: Morehouse Publishing
ISBN: 9780819217189
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Ten experts in worship and liturgical reform imagine the possibilities for new liturgy. Includes essays by the editors and J. Neil Alexander, Marion J. Hatchett, Carol Doran, Linda Moeller, Ormonde Plater, Leigh Axton Williams, Richard G. Leggett, and Philip H. Pfatteicher.

Carmelite Prayer

Author: Keith J. Egan
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809141937
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Essays on the major themes of Carmelite spirituality.

Prayer for the 21st Century

Author: John Marsden
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
ISBN: 9780850918144
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International best-selling author John Marsden's heartfelt and compelling text speaks to young and old, expressing deeply held hopes and fears that we all recognise. This is a beautiful and provocative book with a universal message.

Cassian s Prayer for the 21st Century

Author: John J. Levko
ISBN: 9780940866959
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Though Saint John Cassian lived and wrote centuries ago (c. 360-435), his spiritual writings continue to be important to contemporary church life and personal spirituality. The rich religious traditions of Eastern Christianity influenced the course and development of monasticism in the West. Today, all Christians can, through Saint Cassian's focus on prayer, reach a higher state.

Prayer Did It

Author: Patti Janacaro
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450289061
Format: PDF
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My husband was dying. Every major organ except his heart was shutting down and he had zero white blood cells. But, prayer healed him. After Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, four code blues, six weeks in a coma, dialysis treatments, blood transfusions, chest drains and more they told us he was dying. However, we would not give up. We just prayed along with numerous prayer chains against the odds. We prayed for white cells as he had no chance of recovery without them, the chances were slim that he would get them in time, but still we prayed. Only hours away from being taken off life support the white cells appeared and he started recovering immediately! Our prayers were answered as we witnessed a miracle.

Contemplative Prayer

Author: James P. Danaher
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621890503
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The current popularity of contemplative prayer is not accidental. A twenty-first-century understanding of the human condition has made us suspicious of words and the understanding we craft out of words. Theology generally offers us words that purport to give us a more precise and certain understanding of God, but the mystic has always known that our relationship to God transcends words and the kind of understanding that words produce. The theology of the mystic has always been about understanding our communion with the mystery that is God in order to fall evermore deeply in love with the Divine. That is the ultimate purpose of contemplative prayer, and the purpose of this book is to offer a philosophy and theology of contemplative prayer in the twenty-first century.

Archimedes in the 21st Century

Author: Chris Rorres
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3319580590
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​This book is a collection of papers presented at the “Archimedes in the 21st Century” world conference, held at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in 2013. This conference focused on the enduring and continuing influence of Archimedes in our modern world, celebrating his centuries of influence on mathematics, science, and engineering. Archimedes planted the seeds for a myriad of seminal ideas that would grow over the ages. Each chapter surveys the growth of one or more of these seeds, and the fruit that they continue to bear to this day. The conference speakers contributing to this book are actively involved in STEM fields whose origins trace back to Archimedes, many of whom have conducted and published research that extends Archimedes’ work into the 21st century. The speakers are not historians, so while historical context is provided, this book is uniquely focused on the works themselves as opposed to their history. The breadth and depth of Archimedes’ influence will inspire, delight, and even surprise readers from a variety of fields and interests including historians, mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. Only a modest background in math is required to read this book, making it accessible to curious readers of all ages.

Prayer for the Twenty first Century

Author: John Marsden
ISBN: 9781887734424
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A compelling text speaks to both young and old, expressing the deeply held hopes and fears that everyone recognizes. Illustrated with paintings, photographs, and collages, this call from the heart contains a message we all wish for our loved ones.